1/12/2017 – Swedish trio Monolord premiere the first video from their new 10″ EP today via Metal Injection. The 12-minute video is culled from footage shot throughout the band’s extensive US and EU touring last summer.
Metal Sucks hailed Monolord’s Vænir as, “far and away one of my favorite doom releases of 2015 so far, possibly even of the past few years. There’s just something about the way these guys construct riffs that sets them apart from the pack, and the production style they’ve chosen — clear and concise, but still massively powerful and raw in tone — perfectly underscores what they’re doing.”
Noisey calls it, “a sludge-doom offering with guitars like chainsaws, bringing to mind Matt Pike’s epic tone on The Art of Self-Defense. The massive, ten-ton brick of a record relies on a blues groove though, and not long-stroke, droning nonsense. Heavily treated melodic vocals bring to mind Ozzyduring ‘Planet Caravan,’ and add to the mysticism and darkness surrounding the release. This is one massive record.”
“Typical of Monolord,” says Consequence of Sound, “the vocals are dreamy and ethereal, only here they’re placed up front, with the chorus even touting a catchy melodic hook. It’s a truly modern sound: recognizably doom, but with the glistening production values of Sigur Ros and adventurous songcraft of Rush.”